Greg Calbi, a managing partner and senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound, has mastered more than 7,500 albums in his 40 years of mastering.
After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Fordham and Master’s Degree in Media Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Greg started his career in 1972 as an assistant studio engineer at the famed Record Plant.
Eventually, though, his path led to the mastering room. After merely two years as an assistant, he began cutting vinyl for such 70′s classics as John Lennon’s “Walls and Bridges”, David Bowie’s “Young Americans” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”.
Greg joined Sterling Sound at the inception of New York’s punk music scene. Greg mastered albums for The Ramones, Television, The Talking Heads and Patti Smith. In the mid 1980′s, after mastering Paul Simon’s “Graceland”, he began to add jazz and world music to his discography, including artists: Bill Frisell, Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis.
Today, Greg Calbi continues to expand his eclectic discography. Some of the acclaimed recent releases he has worked on include: The National’s “Trouble Will Find Me,” St. Vincent’s “Birth In Reverse,” Tame Impala’s “Lonerism,” Sara Bareilles’ “The Blessed Unrest,” The Beatles “The U.S. Albums [Boxset]” and Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett’s “Cheek to Cheek.”